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The 90th Annual Around the Island Race

The oldest continuing yacht race on Narragansett Bay

Photos by Cate Brown

CYC Around the Island Race
Rings in 90th Anniversary with Action Packed Racing

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (September 4, 2017) – Heavy breeze and high seas – remnants of Hurricane Harvey – made for some exhilarating racing on Narragansett Bay yesterday (Sunday, September 3) for the 90th edition of the Conanicut Yacht Club Around the Island Race. The day kicked off with wind speeds clocking in over 20 knots, forcing Race Committee to postpone the start 1.5 hours and send the five small boat classes on a shortened inshore course. The remaining five classes proceeded to race 18.1 nautical miles counter clockwise around Conanicut Island.

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